You take your seat.
The lights dim.
The curtain starts to rise and the next thing you know you're surrounded by animals signing Circle of Life and you're holding back the tears at how amazing it is...
This weekend just gone we headed into the Big Smoke for a few days full of adventure. The first night we were there we headed to see The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre. I had booked seats in row F which were perfect, I didn't realise how close it was to the stage and we got to see everything in such detail, I won't reveal too much about the show as I would recommend everyone to see it and I wouldn't want to ruin it but the stage & costumes were incredible and the actors and show itself were breath taking.When people told me I would cry at the show I didn't believe them but boy was I wrong, I cried so much (so did the cute 80 year old next to me!)
Once the show had finished we took a slow 10 minute walk back through the hustle & bustle of Covent Garden to our hotel. I booked us a room at Thistle Holborn due to it perfect location (5 minute walk from Oxford Street & Covent Garden). The hotel was beautiful, it had all it's original charm but it had been bought up to date to make it a perfect overnight location. The staff were fabulous and I couldn't fault them in any way, we even had a free upgrade to an Executive King Room which was just perfect!
Gorgeous stairs in the hotel (we were on the 4th Floor so only took the stairs down!)
Bathroom with toiletries
Glamming and taking advantage of the comfy robes!
Make up & hair done...
Made quite a lot of mess!
How cute are these socks, perfect for The Lion King!!!
Ready for the theatre!
Dress from Zara HERE now £9.99!!!!
Had to get a snap of the Chanel Beauty Store as we walked through Covent Garden!
On Sunday we had a lovely lie in the big white hotel quilt (one reason I love staying at hotels!) We then went down to the restaurant in the hotel for a delicious breakfast! After this we left our luggage with the concierge and headed out to explore! I took a cheeky little picture of my OOTD, please excuse my facial expression, I was getting pretty distracted/cringed by the amount of people walking past!
Leather Look Leggings from New Look HERE
Topshop Roll Sleeve T-Shirt HERE
Zara City Bag SIMILAR HERE
Embellished Necklace from Primark (current stock)
Shirt from Army Repo & Customised
To start we went to London Bridge Experience, we found a 241 Voucher online so it worked out at about £10 each, this was so funny, especially the Tombs which is where you have to walk through scary rooms and people jump out on you! Previously we had done London Dungeons, if you were going to London for the weekend I think The Dungeons is definitely more interesting.
After this we went to Camden as I'd never been and really wanted to check it out. There's a lot to see... people and shops! The classic punks hanging around and lots of markets with the same sort of... crap. Nothing really caught my eye except a purse I saw in a shop window that I picked up!
My favourite part of Camden was all the Food Stalls and being able to sit and people watch! I tried some amazing Nachos from a Mexican Food Stall, they were stacked high with delicious chicken and jalapeno's!!!
After all the excitement of the weekend we drove back down South and enjoyed an early night. It was such a fun weekend and I would really recommend The Lion King to anyone, I can't wait for my next Theatre Trip already (hopefully Charlie & the Chocolate Factory!)
What's your favourite thing to do in London?